The Pay Employees section of the Payroll Center shows you the payroll schedules you have set up. If you're new to QuickBooks, you'll be prompted to set up a payroll schedule , or you can start pay employees using the Pay Employees button if you haven't set up payroll schedules.
See Getting started with paying employees.
To do this task
Before you start paying employees using payroll schedules,
Set up a payroll schedule.
Assign the payroll schedule to employees.
Click to select the payroll schedule that appears in the Pay Employees section and then click Start Scheduled Payroll. (If the payroll you
select is one that you previously started but haven't finished, the payroll schedule appears in italics, and you click Resume Scheduled Payroll.)
Pay your employees using the selected payroll schedule.
Note: If you want to write off-cycle paychecks to employees, use Unscheduled Payroll.
Using the Payroll Center
How paying employees works